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Amid the Oil Boom, a New Moscow Emerges

For centuries, Red Square and the Kremlin have been the heart of Moscow. But a 21st-century downtown is rising, with skyscrapers set to reshape the image of Europe's largest city.

Jelmoli Sells Properties for $2.5Bln

GENEVA -- Jelmoli Holding, the 110-year-old Swiss department-store owner that's splitting itself up, agreed to sell 88 properties to Israeli investors for 3.05 billion Swiss francs ($2.5 billion).

Opposition Wins Seat In Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon -- The Lebanese government suffered a blow Monday when a little-known opposition candidate defeated a former president in a tense parliamentary by-election that showed the divisions among the country's once-dominant Christians.

Taliban Pins Koreans' Fate to Meeting

GHAZNI, Afghanistan -- Taliban insurgents said Afghan President Hamid Karzai and U.S. President George W. Bush, meeting Monday in Camp David, must free jailed rebels or be responsible for the deaths of 21 Korean hostages.

U.S. Lost 190,000 Guns in Iraq

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon has lost track of about 190,000 AK-47 assault rifles and pistols given to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005, a new U.S. government report says, raising fears that some of those weapons have fallen into the hands of insurgents.

Japan Commits to Remaining Non-Nuclear on Anniversary

HIROSHIMA, Japan -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that Japan was committed to its non-nuclear policy as Hiroshima marked the 62nd anniversary of the world's first atomic bomb attack, which killed more than 140,000 people in the Japanese city.

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